June 30, 2010

The OSU Monthly Campaign Update tracks progress toward our $625 million campaign goal, celebrates successes along the way, and, above all, showcases the impact philanthropy makes on OSU students, the state of Oregon, and our world.

Monthly Highlights

The sixth year of The Campaign for OSU came to a remarkable close on June 30. The continued generosity of alumni, parents, industry partners, private foundations, and friends added $94 million to the campaign, bringing the total to $607 million: more than 97% of our original seven-year goal of $625 million. That makes 2009-10 the second best year of fundraising in OSU's history (2007-08, when the campaign was publicly launched, was the best). View campaign progress.

"This bottom line delivers a clear message: the OSU family wants to see our university reach new levels of excellence," says Shawn Scoville, Senior Vice President for Development and Campaign Director. "They're inspired by the vision President Ray and the campus community have articulated and see that implementing the university's strategic plan will allow OSU to benefit students, Oregon, and our world in ways even greater than what we're doing now. It's incredibly exciting, and every year more people want to be a part of it — as advocates and investors."

In March 2010, at the recommendation of the Campaign Steering Committee, the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees endorsed extending the campaign past the original June 2011 end date and increasing the goal. Campaign extension planning is well underway, with plans to announce the new goal and timeline in the 2010-11 fiscal year.

In this update, learn more about the 2009-10 year and the current status of OSU's historic campaign.

{NOTE: Summer is a time of preparation at the OSU Foundation, as university deans, directors, and development officers work together to complete detailed fundraising plans for the coming year. Given this focus, the next campaign update will be issued in September.}

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